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Ron Hovsepian Apparently Gives the Nod to Microsoft Patent Deals, Gets Red Hat Angered

Ron Hovsepian gave a talk at LinuxWorld. While most press coverage remains focused on consolidation and covergence aspects, the following important part is equally noteworthy.

In the same vein, the Novell CEO praised proprietary software companies for jumping on the Linux bandwagon, including Oracle’s leap into the Linux distribution support market — based on a variation of Novell rival Red Hat — and even Microsoft’s additional deals with Linux distributors Linspire and Xandros.


Oh, dear. That's a mouthful. It is not an exact quote, of course, but let's dissect:



Red Hat was not too impressed by Ron's presentation, but for other reasons.

A call by Novell's CEO for a standardized way to certify Linux applications Wednesday was subsequently greeted with skepticism by a high-ranking official at rival Linux distributor Red Hat.

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